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  • n. a Hesychast, an intellectual leader of the Hesychasts
  • adj. Hesychastic


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The name of Gregory Palamas (died 1349) plus the -ite suffix. Coined in the mid 19th century.


  • Clearly, the Palamite councils affirmed EED; and the affirmation appears in the Synodikon of Orthodoxy, even if that section of it is not often used liturgically.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • It would seem obvious to an historian that neither the eighth-century doctrine of the necessity of making and venerating icons nor the fourteenth-century Palamite distinction between essence and energies can really be found in the fourth-century Fathers—especially, in both cases, Basil the Great—to whom appeal is generally made, yet I know of no Orthodox theologian who calls on the category of authentic development to justify the later doctrine.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • That council seems to have at least the same level of authority as the Palamite councils, yet Orthodox who insist on swallowing the latter whole don't do the same with the former.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • For example, you can tell those Orthodox who truly believe the Palamite doctrine and those who merely uphold it through a party spirit.

    Development of doctrine, essence/energies,and ecumenism

  • Of course the development appears to have stopped with the Palamite councils and the fall of Constantinople little more than a century later.

    Theopoesis vs. Theosis

  • Following the Palamite councils of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, most Orthodox insist that there is a "real" distinction between the essence and the energies, such that the Spirit's energetic manifestation through the Son does not logically entail the eternal procession of his being from the Son as well as the Father.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • The illustrious Pontificator, who has been memed by Palamite, has memed me to answer the following.

    Yikes...I've been memed again!

  • Lyons in 1274; Philotheus, a Palamite, Patriarch of Constantinople in

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • While there are valid disagreements between Thomism and Palamite theology, much of what is brought out is only apparent, not real disagreement, and what is real, does not have to lead to schism or dogmatic error.

    Vox Nova

  • [1] Obviously, it is has also become that Palamite theology is unnecessarily seen in opposition to Western theology, and some present an aspect of that in their celebration of Palamas.

    Vox Nova


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